Wednesday, March 13, 2013

LIFE WITHOUT TELEVISION

Our television went out last Friday. Just as we were getting ready to watch the race qualifying. It was old, but it could have lasted a little longer. Like till the house closes and we get moved in.

Anyway, over the years we've gotten pretty resigned about accepting the way things you don't want to happen, happen. So we shopped at Wally World Saturday. The TV we came to buy, the one they had on sale, was not in stock. Rather than end up with something we didn't want (read that, 'something that my guy didn't want' since he's the one who reads up on stuff like TVs, phones, electronics, etc.), we held off and went down to the nearest Best Buy Sunday.

Best Buy didn't have the TV my guy wanted, but they had another one on sale that caught his eye. After much hemming and hawing, we bought it and brought it home. He got it hooked up that night. Not in time to see the race, but it came on. And did I say hooked up? I should have said plugged up.

To make a long story short, after fiddling a couple of days, the remote for the cable finally controls the TV. Except for the on/off part. We have to use the TV remote for that still.

But my guy's working on it and will get it figured out soon, I'm sure. Thank goodness, he's around to do techie stuff like that. I'd have no idea where to start.

Now, to get that old TV out of the house...



4 comments:

  1. I keep wondering how long the television I have will hold out. I got it second hand, have no idea how old it is... and expected it to go a couple of years ago. Still going strong.

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    1. You probably don't keep yours on the way we did ours. We used it as a heater in the winter because it was an old plasma and put out a lot of heat!

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  2. Collin had two fairly new TVs crap out in the past few weeks. We dragged his fifteen-years-old TV out of the storeroom--it still works perfectly. They just don't make 'em like they used to.

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    1. No, they don't. And what's more, the color is off on our new one. And my guy still hasn't figured out how to get the on/off transferred to the cable control.

      Oh well. Hopefully we'll be moving soon and then we'll have to change cable companies anyway.

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